By Ben Byrne
A shiny and robust novel set in post-WWII Japan, Fireflies chronicles the lives of 4 interweaving characters navigating the war-torn streets of Tokyo throughout the American occupation.
August 1945. Japan has been defeated within the moment international struggle. the rustic lies in ruins.
Satsuko Takara and her teenage brother, Hiroshi, have misplaced their mom and dad, and every different, through the firestorm that devastated Tokyo 5 months prior to. Hal Lynch, a haunted US reconnaissance photographer, has now turn into a photojournalist in Japan, the place he stumbles upon a surprising tale, hid within the aftermath of conflict, and is decided to convey it to gentle. And Osamu Maruki, a dissolute author, and as soon as Satsuko’s cherished, has back from the South Pacific a damaged and adjusted man.
As those characters’ tales spin out and converge, the war-torn streets of Tokyo come alive during this dazzlingly saw novel. Cinematic, brutal, but attractive, Fireflies powerfully portrays the surprise, the struggles, and the alternatives that come up from the destruction of struggle.